Rich Cinnabar (classic locale) Sanabria Coll.

Pozo de San Teodoro, Almaden, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
11.3 x 6.8 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 08/08/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/16/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $235

Item Description

Juicy sharp cherry-red cinnabar crystals, to 7 mm, are dramatically clustered on two rich patches on the sculptural large matrix. The wine-red to blood-red gemmy crystals GLOW, when back lit! This is large, rich and showy old-time mercury ore from the historic mines at Almaden. Cinnabar/mercury mining started here before 5000 B.C. for red pigment and the world's largest mercury deposit has produced one-third of the total world production. See the recent fine Mineralogical Record Almaden Special Issue, January-February, 2019, Vol. 50, No. 1. Classic, rich, large high quality Almaden cinnabar from the Sanabria Collection.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
lawkivi $235 08/16/2019 6:11:37 pm (CDT)
xenotime $225 08/16/2019 6:11:36 pm (CDT)
lawkivi $185 08/16/2019 6:08:35 pm (CDT)
xenotime $175 08/16/2019 6:08:34 pm (CDT)
lawkivi $96 08/16/2019 4:12:11 pm (CDT)
cookmacj $86 08/16/2019 12:01:10 pm (CDT)
mineralspecimen $80 08/16/2019 12:01:10 pm (CDT)
cookmacj $70 08/16/2019 12:00:50 pm (CDT)
mineralspecimen $60 08/16/2019 12:00:49 pm (CDT)
cookmacj $50 08/16/2019 12:00:16 pm (CDT)
mineralspecimen $45 08/16/2019 12:00:15 pm (CDT)
cookmacj $40 08/15/2019 10:25:40 pm (CDT)
mineralspecimen $35 08/15/2019 10:10:59 am (CDT)
jaymfriedman $30 08/15/2019 10:09:35 am (CDT)
mineralspecimen $25 08/15/2019 10:09:34 am (CDT)
jaymfriedman $20 08/13/2019 1:09:43 pm (CDT)
harz $15 08/13/2019 12:00:58 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $10 08/10/2019 5:04:15 pm (CDT)